It’s barely over a year since I moved to a new web host. In early 2021 I finally gave up on my old web hosting company and moved to A2 Hosting. The quality of service has been far superior. Yet a boom in traffic eventually swamped my shared hosting plan, leading to a hasty migration to VPS.
The problem I faced at the time was that I did not want to leave A2 Hosting. Yet, I felt that their managed VPS plans were expensive. Did I need two dedicated CPU cores and 4GB of RAM? Yet there wasn’t time to hesitate, so I bit the bullet and signed on for two years of managed VPS.
Here, I learned a few things;
- 2 Dedicated CPU cores are A LOT.
- 4GB of RAM (for me) is WAY TOO MUCH.
- A2 Hosting VPS doesn’t come with a resource monitoring tool
Unfortunately, I was forced to take the 2 CPU / 4GB RAM plan with A2 Hosting since that’s their lowest-specced managed plan. They have much cheaper unmanaged VPS, but I didn’t have time to manage a VPS server, so this was the only option available here.
Will I shift away from A2 Hosting just because of this? At the moment, it’s not likely. To date, their customer service has kept me relatively happy. At the very least, they have a sound working system, unlike my nightmare experience with Shinjiru.
If I move, it will likely be towards a managed Cloud platform integrator like Cloudways. It’s no secret that Jerry Low has influenced my web hosting habits, and so far, he’s been pretty accurate with his recommendations.